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VOL. 108, NO. 52 LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1912 $1.00 PER YEAR
LAND CONVEYANCES
AND BUILDING SALES
Real Estate and Property Transfers
Recorded
The following deeds of bargain
and sals were entered of record
the Clerk's Office of Rockbridge
county for two weeks ending Dec.
21. 1912:
H. G. Kier to Dicy Kier, 1 acre
near Rockbridge Baths, adj. John
Goon.
J. T. Snider, J. W. Lyle, Jas. G.
Leech, Solomon Wronger, J. S.
Davis, W. T. Davis, H. C Leech, T.
L. Campbell to Pull!ic Service Pow?
er Co., option to purchase 874 acres
od Little Calf Pasture River. Walk?
er's Creek district.
H. J. Wilhelm to Ed. Tassel 5
140 acres adj. Hubert Snider,
Kerrs Creek district, $100.
E. R. Preston to Public Service
Power Co., option to purchase 289
acres. Walker's Creek district.
P. M. Ponick, commr. to J. A.
Alexander.!?ti0 acres near Panther's
Gap on e.ist side Mill Mountain, adj.
D. S. Morgan.
Mrs. Maude P M<fl!uer io S. R.
rickey, 20 ..ces ai.ri 51 poles Beef
Natural Bridge. #1.000.
W. ti. Mathew*, trustee, B, G.
Baldwin. K. W. Sjuuders to Schcol
Board Natural Bridge district, cer?
tain lots in town of Glasgow.
Mattie J. Carter to Emanuel J.
Wenger, house and lot c n west side
of Main street, Fairfield, adj. E. R.
Flippo. tl,(K)0.
D. H. Rosen to School Board
South River District, lot near Ra?
phoe, adj J. H. Cox, $450.
"V. P. I. Farmers' Week"
A circular just received from the
State Agricultural College,at Blacks
burg, states that a three days' farm?
ers' meeting will be held there Jan?
uary 1, 2, 3, 1913. This meeting is
for practical farmers who wish the
latest information on profitable meth?
ods of farming. Practical subjects
will be discussed iu a practical way
by the agricultural faculty of the
V. P. I., and by other speakers.
Thursday, January 2nd, the State
Corn Growers' Association will meet
at Blacksburg. and will hold a corn
judging contest und a competitive
exhibit of corn and wheat. In the
evening the College will tender an
agricultural banquet to the visitors.
The cost of attending this meeting
will be small, the only expense be
ing railroad fare and living ex?
penses. Tne College furnishes
board at sixty cents per dav, and
lodging can be secured at very rea
Bunabie rates. Tbe regular holiday
railroad Tates of one and three-fifth*
fare fer the round trip can be used.
These tickets are sold December
31st, and are good for return trip
until January 6th. We hope many
of our farmers will attend the
meeting.
Expenses of Virginia Congressmen
Congressmen Carter Glass, An?
drew Jackson Montague, William
A. Jones and Walter A. Watson, all
of whom were successful in their
fight for election, spent not a cent
to get the certificates at tbe hands
of the voters after they had been
nominated.
Congressman James Hay, of the
Seventh district, separated himself
from $229.39 of the coin of the realm.
Congressman Flood in the Tenth,
managed to squander $1,156.71.
?Congressman Charles C. Car1 in of
the Eighth, got by with an outlay of
$228.10.
Dowd in the Second district Con?
gressman Holland spent, $680.25.
Congressman Slemp.ln the Ninth,
was force to extend himself to th*
amount of $4,884.64, while General
Rufus A. Ayres, bis Democratic op?
ponent, accounts for distributing
$2,280.25, and had the satisfaction of
seeing his opponent get the certifi?
cate. _
The new nickel, with an artistic
Indian head on the face, will be in
eireulation, according to the expec?
tations of the Treasury Department,
by February 1. Secretary Mac
Veagh has definitely accepted the
design. Within a few days an order
will be given the mints to begin
making the new coin.
HOW HE RAISED THE CORN
Method of Cultivation to Produce
167 Bushels
Following are the methods used
by Frank G. Brockman, the seven
teen-year-old boy of Amherst coun
tv, to break the record in Virginia
in corn-raising:
His greatest ambition 'is to have
the world's champ onshio in corn
production. Be made 167 bushels
of corn this year on aa acre of land
that might be termed elevated bot?
tom land. It is on a small stream
known as Buffalo River, about
twenty feet from low water level.
About half of the acre is what could
be termed sandy loam, and the other
half is a heavy dara loam, carrying
a small percentage of sand. The
sandy part suffered fearfully from
the drougiit the past summer, while
the heavier part seemed to be but
little affected, and yielded at the
rate of 200 bushels per acre, or pos?
sibly more. This boy planted and
cultivated this acre for a 220-bushel
yield, and went about it ia a manly
and scientific way, nothing being
eft undone that a boy could do to?
ward the development of ihe crop.
The extreme dry wei.ther cut his
> ii-Ui down, still it is a wonderful
achievement, when it is remember
ed tbe little stream almost went dry
and the shrubbery on tbe nearby
stony places turned brown from tbe
drought.
The corr planted was the Boone
County White. The land was
broken March 26, fourteen inches
deep. The seed corn was put in
Min 23, three feet six inches apurt
in the rows and nine and one half
inches in the drill. This 167 bush
els of corn was raised at a net cost
of 221 cents per bushel. Notwith?
standing tbe high cost of proouc
tioo, young Brockman cleared
$153.35 on tho acre.
State Crusade Yielding Valuable
Result
Trig sanitary crusades of the
State Board of Health and tbe De?
partment of Public Instruction is
meeting with the hearty support of
tbe county school authorities and
is bringing about a notable im?
provement ia the sanitary condition
of the rural schools, which is well
reflected in reports tiled recently
by the inspector of the two depart?
ments.
"The most encouraging aspect of
the great improvement," said an
officer of the Board of Health, "is
the fact that these reforms are
coming from the local authorities
and are not being forced upon ahem
in any sense. School trustees and
teachers are alive to the fact that
the progress of their pupils is more
dependent upon their health than
upon any other single factor. Those
io charge realize, too, that the money
spent in improving tho sanitation of
the schools saves tbe community
from disease and renders more
efficient the regular school work.
They know that the community
which confines Its children for long
hours in close, badly lighted and
badly ventilated rooms sins against
the future. Aroused to these facts,
they are willing to do their utmost
and only ask for advice as to the
best method of procedure. Tbe
next year will witness a veritable
transformation in this respect."
Sugar Cured Hams
One successful farmer uses the
lollowing:
Ten quarts of pure water, 4 pounds
of rock salt, 1 pound of granulated
sugar, 1 ounce of salt-peter.
Trim almost all cf the fat from
the hams, then pack in a barrel and
sprinkle over each layer rock salt,
put on a heavy weight and compress
it.
Make a brine of the above form
ula, allow to stand for a few hour's
and skim off all froth, then pour in
i to the barrel without removing the
weight. Have all pieces covered
with brine. Allow tbe undissolved
part of the brine to remain on the
>op of the meat. Keep in a cool
place for about one month.
Smoke with hickory wood and
olean corn ci bs. Bank tbe fire with
dum pened sawdust. Length of
time for smoking degends upon
tulla aikatLui. /t?*l?4 ??.?li ^--J ?
60V. MANN WOULD NOT
WELCOME J. J. BRYAN
Says Nebraskan Failed to Call
At Governor's Office, Which
Was Discourteous
COL. BRYAN MAKES ADDRESS
in Newspaper Interview Expreses
Confidence in Wilson
Colonel William Jennings Bryan
was a visitor in K chinond last
Thursday night, and delivered a lec?
ture befo.e the Business Men's Club
of that city, his subject being, "The
?Signs of the Times."
Governor William Hodges ManD
refuged to be present at a luncheon
and assist in welcoming Colonel
Bryan. Tbe executive gave his
reason for declining to show thi*
hospitality to the distinguished vis?
itor that etiquette required Mr.
liryan to first call on bim as Un?
representative of tbe people of Vir?
ginia.
Colonel Bryan was interviewed by
representatives of the press aud
fjllowing aresomeof hisstateme.its:
UOOD CHARACTER OF MEN
"We have been very fortunate
ibis year io the character of the men
selected to lead our tickets in tbe
various States. They have almost
without exception been not only
progressive, but strong men, and
we can confidently expect substan?
tial improvement all along the line.
"We are assured ol the ratification
uf the income tax amendment, and
the amendments providing for tbe
popular election of United States
Senators. It is quite certait., too,
that the primary will be adopted
wherever it has not already b^E:
adopted, and great progress will be
made in tbe direction of the initia?
tive and referendum.
"With these advances in govern?
mental methods will come legislation
on various questions which alloct
the masses, all tending to approxi?
mate more nearly to justice in taxa?
tion and the distribution of the re?
wards of toil.
"We are facing an era of change,
net in principles, but in tbe moana.
of crystalizing principles into law.
People are coming into their own.
and this must cheer the hearts of
every Democrat. Trust in the peo?
ple is the essence of Detnooracy."
Mr. Bryan was asked what affect
the victory of Wilson will have upon
Virginia. He leplied:
"I am not sufficiently acquainted
with your local conditions to dis
cuss them, and besides 1 prefer not
to make local application ot general
principles.
"But I have such a high opinion
of the Democracy of this State that
1 would assume, without watti g
for proof, that it will keep step wi h
the Democracy of the nation.
"Virginia, once known as tie
Mother of Presidents, offers a new
son to the nation, and I feel sure
that the Old Dominion will support
this sen in the great work upon
which he has entered."
When asked whether he would ac
cepta position in Woodrow Wilson's
Cabinet he said hedid not care todi*
cuss the matter. He was also asked
if he had any preferences as to those
already suggested for Cabinet posi?
tions, but said tv at he did not care
to discuss them either. Tbe Great
Commoner said ho would interview
himself.
Last of the Allan Clan
Sidna Allen, regarded by many
as the real ringleader of the gang
that shot up the Carroll county court
March 14 last, killing five person,
and Wesley Edwards, his nephew,
held to be scarcely less desperate
a oharacter than his uncle, were
taken to Richmond Saturday after?
noon, DtO. 14, heavily manacled.
Sidna faces aa aggregate of thirty
five years in tr.. State prison and
Wesley Edwards t>? -Hy-seven years
for their parts in t. e slaying of
J udge T. L. Massie, Com mon wca'th's
Attorney W. M. Foster. Sheriff L.
F. Webb, Juror A. P. Fowler and
Miaa Betty Ayres. They are the
PANIC MAKERS ARE
WARRED BY WILSON
Would Place Mark Upon Them
That Will Serve to Warn
Others of Duplicity
PANIC IS CONDITION OF MIND
He Believes the Future of America
Is Assured
Pro-,ident-Elect Wilson served flit
uotice to Wall Street at the annual
dinner of the Southern Society in
New York that he will deal sum?
marily with any man or set of men
wbo undertake to upset the business
interests of tbe country bv precipi?
tating a panic. The President el?ct
*as tu king about reports that had
reached bis ears that his assump?
tion of the office of President would
disturb the business of the country
and c ilise a panic.
"A peale," he continued,"accord?
ing to the authorities, is a condition
ul tbe mind. As a matter of fact,
there is just js much mo.-.ey the day
tfter a-; there was the day before.
There is another kind of panic that
U precipitated by unfriendly inter?
ests.
"Jf any man undertakes to preci?
pitate a pan ic, I promise ii iin a gibbet
as high as Baman.I don't mean a lit?
eral gibbet, because there would be
no pain after it were applied, but I
will put upon him a mark that will
be felt as long as there are members
of bis family surviving."
Governor Wilson urged his hear?
ers to forget that they ever were
partisans, declaring that if they did
uot go away purposing to put more
force into the best things in the na?
tion,they had wasted their evening.
I'lIANdE AND BUSINESS
"They say that business is going
to be disturbed by the changes
which are going to be undertaken
by the Democratic party. Business
ciuDot be disturbed unless tbe
minds of those who conduct it are
disturbed.
"Sometimes panics are said to oc?
cur because certain gentlemen waul
to create an impression thai the
wroug thing is going to be done. I
am so remote from these things, and
so innocent, that I do not know
whether this is true or not. Bul 1
can conceive that it is perfectly pos?
sible, for the machinery is in exis?
tence by wnich tbe things can be
deliberately d me.
"Personally I do not believe there
is any man living at the present
moment who would dare use that
machinery for that purpose. If hi
do?;s, I promise you I will give it
?nv high attention.
"The'terror'so often spoken of.
nowadays seems to be like Greek
tire. L has been exploded, lt is a
stage product. The only cure for
lnat sort of thing is to have one w lin
knows that it is all make-believe
"I am very nappy to bolieve that
:ne future of America is assured.
The recent election did not mean
anything if it did not mean that.
'America said that there were
certain things that ii was not going
to stand for, and inasmuch as one
party gave the peopie a chance to
support a man who thought that
these things should not be stood for,
they vote*> for him."
Will Use Whipping Post
The whipping post for wife beat
ers which has remained idle in tbe
Baltimore city jail for several
months, will be called into play
once more, according to a sentence
passed by Judge Elliot in the erie*
mal court last week. Joseph Walk
er, colored, was sentenced to suff r
five lashes at tho post and spend 30
days in jail for beating his wife.
lt was Walker's third offense of
wife beating. Be and his wife had
difficulties over money, and it was
in one of the arguments about thin
mai W liker made the attack on her
1'iin whipping post at the jail bas
been used for wife beaters four or I
five times in the last six or seven j
>ears.
I-abor is so* always paid better
here than in Europe. The czar gets
STRIKING CHARACTERISTICS
Points of Information Concerning
Woodrow Wilson
Following are some of the charac?
terise of President-elect Woodrow
Wilson:
He bas a charming and beautiful
wife and three charming daughters.
His daughters all look much more
like him than like their mother,
i bey are all grown and unmarried.
His first name is "Thomas," but
he has not used it for many years.
They called him Tommy in college.
He does net use tobacco. Drinks
a little wine sometimes and a Scotch
highball when very tired. Butter?
milk is his favorite beverage.
His favorite recreation is golf.
He never drinks ice water.
Seeps from 6 to 12 hours out of
overy 2-t.
He is 56 years old.
Likes automobiling, butoftengoes
t > sleep in the motor.
He is a shorthand and typewrit?
ing expert. Writes all bis speeches,
lectures and books that way. He
uses the "Graham system of short
oand."
He is 5 feet and lt) inc es tall and
weighs 177 pounds.
He can run half a mile without
losing his "wind."
Dislikes military display.
Except for a few thousand dollars
which he saved from his salary as
President of Princeton University,
he has do property or monev.
Considers "13' his lucky number.
There are 13 letters in his name and
in his 13th year as Professor of
Prince'on he was elected its 13th
president.
Likes to go to the theatre. Pre?
fers comedy to lig.it opera.
His best speeches are impromptu.
He has enormous ears and a large
mouth, irregular, somewhat dis
colored teeth
He wears eyeglasses all the time
He was a good baseball and foot?
ball player when a young man.
Ho is Scotch Irish.
His father was a Presbyterian
minister and he is a Presbyterian,
too.
When away from home Oe sends
his wife a "lettergram" every night.
The Heroism That Made Possible the
Panama Canal
The French were ignorant of the
mosquito transmission of disease,
for the discovery had not been made
The Americans arrived on the
Isthmus in the full light of this in?
valuable discovery. Scarcely bad
they begun active work when at'
outbreak of yellow fever occurred,
which caused such a panic through
out their force that cothing except
the lack of steamship accommodation
prevented the flight of the entire
body from the Isthmus. Prompt,
intelligent and vigorous application
of tho remedies shown to be ellet'
live by the mosquito discoveries not
only checked the progress of the
pest, but banished it forever from
t..e Isthmus. Iq this way. and in
this alone, was the building of the
canal made possible. The supreme
credit for its construction, there?
fore, belongs to the brave men, sur
aeons of the United States Anni,
*bo. by their high devotion to dot*
ind to humanity risked their lives
in Havana in 1900 1 to demonstrate
'he truth of the mosq iito theory.?
January Scribner
Death Toll of Railroads
Every time tie big railroads of
the country took in $3,556 from the
operation of their freight and pas?
senger trains, dr.ring the fiscal year
ending June 30 last, a human being
was killed or injured. The casual
ties amounted to 180.123. Of that
number, 10 585 were killed and 169,
538 were injured, according to the
Interstate Commerce Commission
report sent to Congress.
During the year the rail roads hav?
ing incomes of $1M>0,000 or more
earned on an average a 'e v con ts
more than $3,362 per mile of road
operated. During the preceding
year they earned a few cents more
than $3,465.
There was a decrease in earnings
per mile of road operated and an in?
crease in the number of persons
j killed and injured, the decrease in
earnings being $103 16 per mile
STRANGE BEASTS ARE
TO FURNISH OUR MEAT
A Bill Introduced in Congress for
Animal Importation
Filet de rhinoceros, planked hip
popotamus steak, wtr; bog chitter?
lings", gemsbok sirloin, barbecued
dik-dik, giraffe cutlets with onions
and roast yak!!
Bow does that strike you for a
meat dinner? Well, the menu may
jolt at first, but who knows??our
children or grandchildren may yet
be eating such food.
At any rate, Representative Rob?
ert F. Broussard of Lou lal via, en?
tertains such a belief. Be is the
author ot the novei "Animal Impor?
tation" bill, which, broadly speak?
ing, has for its object the furnishing
of meat for future genarations in
America.
As the population of the United
States by 1950 may possibly be as
much as 200,000,000. the Pelican
State Congressman thinks it is time
to begin thinking of food for these
mortals.
Be does not believe that the faith?
ful, though uninteresting animals,
which have furnished meat in the
past?cattle, sheep and swine?will
suffice for the needs of the people.
And hence he would import a
great many of the wild beasts of
Africa. Asia and elsewhere and es?
tablish them on lands where nature
would properly supply them with
food.
Mr. Broussard thinks the delta of
the Mississippi in Louisiana and the
Kverglades in Florida would bea fine
place for raising tbe juicy and sufii
cient hippopotamus.
Tbe meat of the siim-waisted ani?
mal, he says, is delicious, in flavor a
combinaticnof beef and pork. And,
besides.a full grown h.ppo will weigh
five tons, and is amiable and easy to
domesticate.
Growing in the Mississippi is a
troublesome water hyacinth, on
which thev would flourish; indeed.
Mr. Broussard believes that Louisi?
ana and Florida alone could be made
to produce annually something like
2,000,000.01*0 pounds of hippo meat.
Ia addition to this there would be
the by-products in the way of hide
and teeth and fats and bones.
It may be, too, thai the Egyptian
crocodile, which is noted for the co?
piousness of its tears, will be util?
ized by undertakers as the chief
mourner at funerals of the very
rich.
In fact, the entire importation
j scheme offers boundless possibili
1 ties guaranteed t j make rural life
j continually interesting if not preca?
rious.?Richmond Journal.
Rockbridge Athletic Association
The Rockbridge Athletic Associa
tion was orgauiz;d last week at the
meeting of the Rock bridge Teachers'
Institute, and tbe following officers
i elected:
Mr. Harrington Waddell, presi
j dent; Mr. N. V. Rodrigues, vise-Dre-.
ident; Miss Hallie V. Adkisson, sec?
retary and treasurer.
A meeting of these officers has
been called for the second Monday
in January in Lexington to arrangn
a spring schedule among the high
schools of the county. President
Smith of Washington and Lee, and
Captain Brumage of the Virginia
Military Institute, will meet with
thea* officers, and they havn prom?
ised their support to the movement.
A track meet will be held at the
Virginia Military Insti- ire in the
early spring, the various high
schools of the sounty to be repre
sented in the contests.
The Newspaper's Good Work
One of the leading members of
the National Democratic Committee,
speaking of tho late overwiielir.it g
victory of Woodrow Wilson, made
the following statement:
"The chief credit for the sweep?
ing victory is due to the earnest
and intelligent support of the press
i of the country. For the first time
[ in a generation a majority of the
j newspapers supportjd the Demo
i eratic ticket. The day of tbe poli
| tical orator has not passed, aud
| never will pass, butevery year the
{daily and weekly 'liDe upon line' of
j the newspapers weigh more with,

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